Canon® Printer Problems
What are the common problems that occur in Canon printers?
Canon is excellent in manufacturing photo, laser and inkjet printers. They offer consumers with the best of everything important for printers. Canon company is involved in the production of an array of home and commercial use printers sold under names like Pixma, Selphy, Laser Shot and imageCLASS. These printers are the most popular computer printers available on the market. Canon printers and their accessories are well known for reliability and quality. The important feature of Canon printer is its extraordinary print heads and also the quality of the ink that makes this printer to be the best one. The ink used in the printer has got the perfect thermal stability, and has the right gravity grip which eliminates the chances of smudging. Although Canon have these interesting features, some problems can occur due to incompatible drivers, duplicate printer catridge etc. Issues can occur in Canon printers due to clogged printer heads which are a definite hassle to all printer owners. It can greatly affect the quality of the printing job done and eventually lead to damage to the printer. Issues can also occur due to paper jam. It occurs when one or more sheets of paper may get stuck in the feeding or printing mechanism.
The following points explain how to diagnose problems in Canon printers and tips to fix such problems:
- Diagnosing problems
- Clear clogged print head
- Install correct driver
To diagnose Canon printer problem, follow the steps given below. First you need to check whether the issue is because of paper jam, which occur when more sheets of paper become stuck in the feeding or printing mechanism. This can be solved by removing any jammed paper and resetting the printer. Next step is to check ink level. If you have sufficient ink level, then the problem might be due to ink clogging. Still if the problem continues check whether you have installed correct drivers.
Clear clogged print head
Most printers have in-built system that allow them to clean their heads. This can be done by initiating the printer’s cleaning cycles. Cleaning cycle should be done once a week to prevent the head from getting clogged. There are other ink efficient ways that is able to clean printer heads that would prevent their clogging just as effectively. One such method is to brush the printer heads with Q-tips soaked in water.
Install correct driver
Major issues can occur due to error drivers. If many times a message appears on your system saying “Cannot find the driver for the Operating System” means the problem had occurred because of driver. The new Operating System requires new drivers instead of the old ones. This is basically not the problem of the printers and is a software problem. The only way to recover from this problem is to load the new software that is compatible with the new Operating System.
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